Severe Thunderstorms Cross New England, Knocking Out Power With Strong Winds

More than 235,000 customers have lost power in Massachusetts, according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency

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Severe thunderstorm warnings were issued for parts of each state in New England Wednesday as storms blew through the region, bringing strong wind gusts, thunder and downpours.

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Gusts up to 60 mph had been expected across southern and central New England. More than 240,000 customers had lost power in Massachusetts as of around 8:30 p.m., according to the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. By 6 a.m. Thursday, that number was just over 101,000.

There were reports of trees down and hail across the region, though the extent of the damage remains to be seen. A pole fell onto a tractor trailer on Needham Street in Newton, police said, and a tree was uprooted and crashed into two homes on Mill Brook Avenue in Walpole.

The wind direction changes from the southwest to the west as a cold front moves out to sea. This is why we have had some strong storms across the northeast.

Those storms and showers will continue to head southeast and we start to dry off tonight. The exception will be across the North Country where scattered showers stick around the mountains and there is a chance for a wintry mix or flurries around Mt. Washington tonight.

Most of us will have clearing skies, just in time to try to see the Draconid Meteor shower, which peaks tonight with only 5-10 meteors per hour in the northwestern sky.

Overnight lows drop to the 40s and 50s with a brisk, strong wind.

Highs for Thursday will only be in the 40s north and 50s to maybe around 60 south with a clear sky. The wind continues to stay gusty, with peak winds around 30 mph.

Friday will be just as cool and with as much sunshine.

The weekend is overall dry, with each day feeling like a different season. Saturday's highs will be in the 70s to near 80 degrees with mostly clear skies.

Sunday's highs fall to the mid-60s thanks to another quick moving cold front. A couple overnight showers are possible Saturday night, but we dry by the time the sun rises Sunday.

Our extended forecast for next week has more waves of rain, but the potential for some of the leftovers from Hurricane Delta are heading our way.

That rain could also get blocked from moving out until the end of the week with a high-pressure system helping to keep the stream of rain over the northeast. Stay tuned!

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